Summer 2012

TCA News: CBS confident for a ninth season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan in HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Season 7 - "Tailgate" | ©2011 Fox/Eric McCandless

As HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER heads into its eighth season, today at the Summer 2012 CBS Press Tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler revealed she’s very optimistic for securing another season of their hit series. “They had an incredible year last year and we have a great relationship with [creators] Craig [Thomas] and Carter [Bays] and they have a strategic wrap up of the show,” says Tassler. “They know they want the show coming back next year, so we’re having conversations now about extending it and we want it back next year.” Related: MORE NEWS AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE […]Read On »

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TCA News: New CBS Sherlock Holmes series ELEMENTARY will bring Moriarty into Season 1

Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu in ELEMENTARY - Season 1 | ©2012 CBS/Nino Munoz

At the Summer 2012 CBS Press Tour today, ELEMENTARY creator Rob Doherty spoke about his new take on the Sherlock Holmes legend which transplants the famed Scotland Yard character (Jonny Lee Miller) to present day New York with a female Watson (Lucy Liu). “Our Sherlock is a puzzle solver – that’s his obsession,” says Doherty. “It’s to the point where you might call it an addiction. And in many instances, he has an addictive personality and he’s battled with cocaine. Ours has the same problem, but our Sherlock hits a serious wall. Life has always came easy for him. He […]Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC talks about not picking up fantasy pilot GOTHAM

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One of the more ambitious pilots ABC had in consideration this season was GOTHAM – a story of a female detective investigating an improbable murder that leads her to realize New York has a secret, magical underworld that the rest of the world doesn’t know about. While speaking to the press at the 2012 ABC Summer Press Tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee spoke about the decision to not pick up the Michael Green created series for the fall schedule. “Michael Green is one of my favorite writers,” says Lee. “He’s really an amazing writer and we had a […]Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC discusses the lackluster ratings for DUETS

John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Quddus, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland and Robin Thicke in DUETS - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Kelsey McNeal

While ABC has not made a decision if the reality singing competition DUETS will return for a second season (the ratings haven’t so great), ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee says he has been pleased creatively with the show and no decision as been made about a second season next summer. “We haven’t made a decision about it, but the cast was fantastic and we loved the twist of Jennifer Nettles or Kelly Clarkson getting up and singing and not just being judges,” says Lee. “Reality is hard because it’s much more difficult now to find the shock of the […]Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC talks about the MODERN FAMILY actor contract negotiations

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With the cast of MODERN FAMILY trying to hash out new, lucrative contracts for the current season – and potentially delaying the fourth season of the show, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is confident the dispute will be resolved. “I expect the season to start on time,” says Lee at the 2012 ABC Summer Press Tour. “We’re in the middle of negotiations at the moment and we’re hopefully optimistic we’ll be able to resolve it.” Related: MORE NEWS AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE SUMMER TCA’S LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW! Follow us on Twitter at ASSIGNMENT X Fan […]Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC very happy with summer performance of ROOKIE BLUE

Missy Peregrym in ROOKIE BLUE - Season 2 - "In Plain View" | ©2011 ABC/Annabel Reyes

It’s rare for a network to come up with a successful scripted series in the summer, but ABC has managed to groom the series ROOKIE BLUE into a solid hit now that it’s in its third season. ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee, while speaking at today’s 2012 Summer Press Tour, sees the series as an important show, but hasn’t made a decision if it should be programmed during the regular Broadcast season. “ROOKIE BLUE is such a great player for us, and it came out in the summer,” says Lee. “It wasn’t one that was trumpeted. It wasn’t put […]Read On »

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Breaking News: DANCING WITH THE STARS – ALL-STARS celebrities revealed

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At ABC’s 2012 Summer Press Tour, the DANCING WITH THE STARS ALL-STARS were finally announced. Drum roll please … The celebrities include: Pamela Anderson, Emmitt Smith, Kelly Monaco, Gilles Marini, Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft, Joey Fatone, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey, Bristol Palin, Apolo Ohno, Kirstie Alley. There will be a thirteenth contestant, and that will be chosen by the fans. The three choices include: Kyle Massey, Carson Kressley and Sabrina Bryan. DANCING WITH THE STARS ALL-STARS premieres September 24 on ABC Related: MORE NEWS AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE SUMMER TCA’S AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW! […]Read On »

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News: Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere say NASHVILLE characters in new ABC series are not based on Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift – TCA 2012

Connie Britton in NASHVILLE - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Craig Sjodin

The new ABC drama series NASHVILLE, which is set in the world of Nashville music features Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere as country music artists – one who has been around for a long time and another climbing up the charts. While at ABC’s Summer 2012 Press Tour, Britton and Panettiere spoke about the similarities their characters may have to artists like Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift, but confirm that the characters of Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes are very different. “I ran into Reba McEntire on a plane and she said, ‘did you hear they said you were playing […]Read On »

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News: ABC’s new series NASHVILLE will feature more than just country music – TCA 2012

Robert Wisdom, Charles Esten, Connie Britton, Eric Close, Hayden Panettiere, Powers Boothe, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson in NASHVILLE - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Craig Sjodin

While speaking at ABC’s 2012 Summer Press Tour, Callie Khouri spoke about her new drama series NASHVILLE which uses the country music scene as its backdrop. The series stars Connie Britton as an aging country music star who finds the limelight threatened by Hayden Panettiere who is a new up and comer who is clearly not as talent as she is. “It was a the right time and with the great love of music in shows in the last few years, audience are really accepting and hungry for great music,” says Khouri. “It’s not just in the country world. It’s […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: NBC talks about passing on THE MINDY PROJECT and having it land at Fox

Mindy Kaling in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

It’s rare for a series to be created by one network and then set up at another, but that’s what happened with the new comedy series THE MINDY PROJECT from THE OFFICE actor-writer-producer Mindy Kaling. The series almost made the cut on the Peacock Network schedule, but when it was passed on, it was instantly set up at Fox for a fall birth. At NBCUniversal’s Summer 2012 Press Tour, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke addressed the network shift for the series. “We developed THE MINDY PROJECT and loved it at the network,” Salke reveals. “We felt like, knock on wood, […]Read On »

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